Hull and East Riding Museum

Humber Museums Partnership - Hull and East Riding Museum

Enter a world where more 200 million years of history is brought to life. From majestic mammoths, to Saxon warriors, visitors to the Hull & East Riding Museum can look forward to an experience that is unique, educational and above all fun.

WHAT’S HERE

Begin in the Natural History Galleries which display our life-size model mammoth, Mortimer, as well as a hands-on fossil display. Then explore prehistoric Yorkshire from Palaeolithic people to the Roan invasion. Enjoy objects from the mysterious Roos Carr figurines to the impressive Hasholme boat, and take a stroll through our replica Iron-age village.

In the Roman galleries, discover stunning mosaics, such as the Rudston Charioteer Mosaic, as well as objects from ritual and dialy life in Roman Britain. Upstairs, the mezzanine houses treasures of the medieval period from the Anglo-Saxon to the English Civil War. Highlights include Anglo-Saxon burial assemblages, the Skerne Sword and medieval gaming boards.

Opening Times

  • Monday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Tuesday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Wednesday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Thursday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Friday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 4pm

Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.

Hull & east Riding Museum is open bank holidays (excluding Good Friday), please see our website for Christmas opening times.

Admission to the Hull & East Riding Museum is free.

For information on accessibility please contact us or visit our website.

Events

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Festival of Archaeology - 21st July 2018

Hull

Dig, delve and discover how archaeologists unearth the past at Hull and East Riding Museum.  Get stuck in to craft activities and object handling sessions with fun for all the family.   Explore our amazing collections, sharing the story of Hull and the East Riding from the dinosaurs until the …

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Finds ID Day - 27th July 2018

Hull

Do you have an archaeological find that you’d like to know more about? Are you a metal detectorist with objects you’d like to record?   Come along to our Finds ID Day to meet members of the Portable Antiquities Scheme, find out what your objects are, and learn how you …

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Gallery Talk: The Anglo-Saxons - 31st July 2018

Hull

Join a member of our collections team in the Anglo-Saxon gallery for a fascinating insight into Early Medieval life in East Yorkshire.   Free, drop in.

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Please Touch object handling session - 2nd August 2018

Hull

Get hands-on with our archaeology collections with this unique opportunity to handle objects from the museum stores.  Hold the past in your hand and dare to ask the questions you’ve always wanted to.   Free, drop in.

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Gallery Talk: The Anglo-Saxons - 8th August 2018

Hull

Join a member of our collections team in the Anglo-Saxon gallery for a fascinating insight into Early Medieval life in East Yorkshire.   Free, drop in.

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Please Touch Object handling Session - 14th August 2018

Hull

Get hands-on with our archaeology collections with this unique opportunity to handle objects from the museum stores.  Hold the past in your hand and dare to ask the questions you’ve always wanted to.   Free, drop in.

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Gallery Talk: A Portrait of Classical Women - 16th August 2018

Hull

Explore the Roman galleries with one of our curators, focusing on the depiction and presentation of femininity in our fabulous mosaics.   Free, drop in.

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Gallery Talk: A Portrait of Classical Women - 22nd August 2018

Hull

Explore the Roman galleries with one of our curators, focusing on the depiction and presentation of femininity in our fabulous mosaics.   Free, drop in.

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Please Touch Object Handling Session - 30th August 2018

Hull

Get hands-on with our archaeology collections with this unique opportunity to handle objects from the museum stores.  Hold the past in your hand and dare to ask the questions you’ve always wanted to.   Free, drop in.

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Cave Painting - 31st August 2018

Hull

Help us create a room full of cave paintings using a variety of art materials.   Free, drop in.   Image credit: © MINISTÈRE DE LA CULTURE/CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA PRÉHISTOIRE/NORBERT AUJOULAT